TEHRAN (IQNA) – Islamic Revolution leader Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei says Imam Khomeini is not yesterday’s imam, but he is also today’s imam today and tomorrow.
Addressing a ceremony held Saturday at the Imam Khomeini Mausoleum to mark the 33rd anniversary of the death of the founder of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Ayatollah Khamenei added: “The younger generation who must bear national and revolutionary of the Revolution needs a safe, complete, accelerator, transforming software and these are the lessons of Imam.
“Imam Khomeini was the leader of the greatest revolution in the history of revolutions. Why the biggest? Because the most famous revolutions were those of France and the Soviet Union, which quickly veered off course, people no longer played any part in it and their revolutions collapsed,” the leader said.
“A major benefit brought by Imam Khomeini was to familiarize people with the concept of resistance. Today, resistance is an important term in the political literature of the world,” he added.
“The fact that Imam Khomeini insists so strongly on the vote of the people comes from his understanding of Islam. Thus, Imam Khomeini separated the Islamic Republic from the two dominant systems of the time: capital-driven liberal democracy and dictatorial communist regimes.
“The West plundered the world for three centuries, wreaking havoc, committing murders, massacres, tortures, looting, bringing slavery, coercion, etc., while their intellectuals were composing human rights laws. the man for the world! It is the masterpiece created by western civilization.
“The American continent had owners, civilizations and nations. Using various kinds of deceptions, all of which are accurately recorded in history, the West has wreaked havoc there: murder, looting, massacre, torture, coercion and slavery. This is what the West has done,” Ayatollah Khamenei stressed.
Elsewhere in his remarks, the leader said the enemies sought to pit the Iranian people against their government and the Islamic establishment, but to no avail.
Ayatollah Khamenei said Western countries pinned their hopes mainly on popular protests to overthrow the Islamic Republic.
“By launching psychological warfare, recruiting mercenaries and organizing media campaigns against Iran, they are trying to turn people against the Islamic establishment,” he said.
However, the leader noted that the enemy is miscalculating as it has done before in the mistaken belief that it can provoke public dissent in the country.
He said they make such mistakes because they receive “bad advice” from “Iranian traitors” who say, “Count on the Iranian people to rise up against the Islamic establishment.”
Ayatollah Khamenei said Iranians’ interest in the Islamic revolution and the Islamic establishment was growing day by day, citing the funeral procession held for Iran’s top counter-terrorism commander, Lt. Gen. Qassem Soleimani.